I sent an email to the head counselor at my son’s high school regarding concern over the suicide death of his friend. I wrote asking that assemblies be put together to talk to the student and families about prevention and coping. I wrote about emailing out a letter with local free counseling services. Bring in a survivor. We do it for bullying. Suicide is becoming unfortunately too common in our school years. (Not that it’s ever good)
The response I received was exactly the opposite of what I had expected, or even hoped for. Not on of my questions were answered. Not one of my concerns/suggestions were acknowledged. It’s like what I had written was not even read. It was very general and cold. I got “I will talk with my administrators and get back to you” with still nothing giving me an inkling of resolution. Obviously, I’m not overly happy with this answer. A kid didn’t stub their toe. A child, and others, have taken their lives. How do you not address that?
So this mom is a tad livid. And being sick means my irritation is running extra high. Yes I responded. I said,”I look forward to hearing what immediate actions will be taken to address the issue.”
No response yet. I’m not surprised I guess. I just don’t get the appearance of unimportance. Praying I get something better.